Rob & Leif

July 8th, 2017

Rob and Leif are one of those couples that balance one another perfectly.  Leif has a stoic thoughtfulness and quite smile, while Rob has a generous laugh, quick wit and gregarious nature. I can see why so many loved ones came all the way across the country to be with them on their wedding day.  And what a day it was!  It was full of emotion, laughter, great food and stellar dance moves! 

Their wedding theme was a full moon, symbolizing new beginnings.  I met with each groom on the morning of the big day.  Each read a letter written by his fiancé, and each were filled with emotion.  As I watched them both fight back tears, I sensed that the day was not only about beginning their life as a married couple.  For them it represented much more then that.  They spoke about their sense of place in this world, and a desire to heal and live more confident and freer then before. Stronger together. The day was not only about them but about the world they have built for themselves as a couple, and the people and love ones who live in it.  A new beginning for all.

The setting was breathtaking.  Leif and Rob chose Chilly Root’s Peonies farm, a gorgeous location high on a bluff overlooking Leif’s hometown, Homer Alaska. The day unfolded seemlessly, the intimate ceremony took place in a ring of flower petals with readings from friends and family members.  Rob and Leif shared personal vowels that brought the guests (and each other) to tears and sealed their union with the strike of a gong.  

At cocktail hour the couple was treated to a breathtaking performance of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Rob’s talented niece.  Guest enjoyed hors d’oeuvres including and fresh shucked oysters along with customized full moon themed cocktails.  

At the reception, Rob and Leif’s affinity for good food was in full force.  The tent, decorated with beautiful soft lights and candle lit hanging peonies arrangements created a lovely ambience for the meal.  The wedding party enjoyed course after course of delicious Alaskan inspired dishes and an overflowing dessert buffet.   

After dinner DJ Spencer helped get the party started, Rob’s cousin’s performed a high energy flash mob dance that got everyone up on their feet.  Friends and family danced the night away under the Alaskan sky. Guests bid the couple a sparkler farewell… a perfect end to a perfect day.  

It was an honor to film this love story.  Many many well wishes to the grooms.  May love and happiness follow them for all their years to come.  

Event Planning & Design Team: La Boum Events  ||  Venue: Chilly Root Peony Farm  ||  Musician: Madz ||  DJ: DJ Spencer Lee  Officiant: Mavis Muller  ||  Florals: Chilly Root Peony Farm  || Caterer: Delicious Dave  ||  Dessert: AK Sweet Treats  ||  Groom’s Wear: Indochino  ||  Photography: Shalem Photography